The ‘We Care Food Bank’ is a Community based voluntary organisation set up to meet the emerging social needs of the people in County Donegal. The Food Bank works in partnership with Community Organisations who identify people in need and refer them to the Food Bank. We work on a Food Vouchers System with the various Community Organisations. We are always in need of food parcels to help meet the on-going demand in the county.
The Liverpool & Man City Donegal Supporters clubs are creating awareness for the annual fans supporting Foodbanks collection for We Care Foodbank Donegal taking place during the week leading up to Harps final home match v UCD on October 28th.
We would encourage those donating foodstuff beforehand or attending UCD match at Finn Park to bring along any of the below provisions.
- Canned foods e.g. tinned meat, Beans etc.
Vans will be manned outside the ground from 6.30pm by volunteers from both the Liverpool Supporters Club, Manchester City Supporters Club, Finn Harps FC and ‘We Care Food Bank’ organisations.
Hugh Sweeney of ‘We Care Food Bank Donegal’ says “Rising fuel and food prices mean this is a very difficult time for a lot of people so we great appreciate the support from Liverpool and Manchester City Supporters Clubs who together with Finn Harps have shown the positive difference Football can make in Donegal”
David Moen, Liverpool FC Supporters Club, Donegal said: “Following the real difference Fans Supporting Foodbanks has made to their communities, the Liverpool FC Donegal branch are once again proud join up with our Manchester City counterparts and Finn Harps to help those most in need in our county.”
Joe Doherty, Manchester City Supporters Club, Donegal said: “We are delighted to be playing our part, along with the Liverpool Supporters Club in the County and Finn Harps FC, to bring much needed attention to this very worthwhile cause. I am sure the Donegal football public support will once support the tremendous work done by ‘We Care Food Bank’.”
For those unable to attend the game you can still donate via the collection points:
Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th October – Food Collection point details:
Food donations can be left at the Finn Harps Club House both days from 11am to 6pm
Friday October28th (Match Day) – Food Collection point details:
Food donations can be left at the Finn Harps Club House from 10am to 12.30pm
From 2pm until 4pm the ‘We Care Food Bank’ will have a van at the Chestnut Road Entrance (ALDI) for any donations.
Friday October 28th (Finn Harps v UCD match)
Match goers can donate from 6.30pm on the evening of the at match collection vans will be situated at all entrances to the ground.
Standing (l-r): Joey O’Leary (LFC SC); Aidan Campbell (Finn Harps); Hugh Sweeney (We Care Foodbank); Sean Gallagher (We Care Foodbank); Paddy Hannigan (Man City S.C. ) Front: Ann Kelly (Finn Harps) Picture: Gerard McHugh.